Museums in Northwest Arkansas

​Scott Family Amazeum


The Scott Family Amazeum is a 50,000 square feet museum for children and families! Everything is hands-on and designed to be touched, climbed on, and interacted with.  Exhibits are designed to engage the imagination and to bring art and science to life.  There are 2 dedicated areas for toddlers 2 and under. The majority of the spaces are designed with children ages 4-9 in mind. A series of learning spaces, known as Innovation Alley, including the 3M Tinkering Hub, the Art Studio, and Hershey's Lab offer deeper learning opportunities that can be enjoyed by older elementary and middle school age students. 


The Amazeum is located at 1009 Museum Way, at the corner of Northeast J Street and Museum Way in Bentonville, AR.  Admission price is $9.50 for guests ages 2 and over. Children under 2 will be admitted free.  Inside, we offer the Zing Cafe where you can expect to find a variety of quick and healthy food options. Our Curiosity Corner Store will offer a variety of educational toys, books, kits and souvenirs to allow you to continue your Amazeum experience at home. 

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art


Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is a world-class museum designed by Moshe Safdie and located on 120 acres of Ozark forest in Bentonville, Arkansas. The Museum’s permanent collection spans five centuries of American masterworks ranging from the Colonial era to the current day.  Admission is sponsored by Walmart. There is no cost to view the American masterworks year round.  For more information, visit http://crystalbridges.org.  

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History 


The Shiloh Museum of Ozark History is a regional history museum focusing on the Northwest Arkansas Ozarks. The museum takes its name from the pioneer community of Shiloh, which became Springdale in the 1870s. 

Most of what you'll see at the museum highlights the real shapers of Ozark history - the everyday men, women, and children who lived in our towns and rural communities. Along with exhibits, you can explore six historic buildings on the museum grounds. We also have a research library with a collection of over 500,000 photographs of Ozark life. 


Bella Vista Neighbors - Bella Vista Arkansas Art & Culture 

Museum of Native American History 


The Museum of Native American History walks through America's past, giving you a glimpse into what life was like for America's first inhabitants.  The museum is divided into five different time periods that will guide you through the constant changing lives of the Native Americans, as seen through their artifacts . The relics that date from over 14,000 years old to historic times.  Admission is free, the museum is handicap accessible, and open from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday through Saturday.